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  • Death of prosecutor shakes faith in president, government institutions in Argentina

    Faced with one of the biggest crises of her presidency, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has given her countrymen a confusing and sometimes contradictory view of how her most damaging accuser was found dead, at first seeming to accept the idea of suicide and later describing it as an elaborate murder plot to undermine her government.
  • US Caribbean energy summit seeks ways to ease region away from shaky Venezuela oil program

    A decade-long addiction to oil subsidized by Venezuela may be coming to an end for several Caribbean nations, with a nudge from the United States. Fears that falling oil prices could knock the wheels off the already wobbly economy of oil-dependent...

    Brazil's claim adds yet another facet to the case of the Bahia Emerald

    Brazil's claim adds yet another facet to the case of the Bahia Emerald
    The bizarre, tortuous journey of the Bahia Emerald began in the depths of a Brazilian mine and eventually landed it in a Los Angeles County sheriff's evidence locker, where it remains today. Since 2009, the 180,000-carat, 840-pound behemoth of a gem has...

    10 police officers in security detail for now-dead Argentine prosecutor under investigation

    The 10 police officers assigned to protect a federal prosecutor who accused President Cristina Fernandez of shielding Iranians sought in an Argentine terrorist bombing are being investigated for their actions on the day the prosecutor was found shot to...

    Shortages, inflation and long lines have Venezuelans grumbling

    Waiting in line for hours to buy groceries at a supermarket in eastern Caracas, Helena Siso didn’t know or care who was to blame for the acute shortages of consumer goods plaguing Venezuela. She just wanted the government to do something about it....